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GTA West Corridor Community Workshop

Written by Patti Foley

RE: Invitation to Community Workshop #2 for the GTA West Transportation Corridor Planning and Environmental Assessment Study, Stage 2

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is undertaking Stage 2 of the Environmental Assessment (EA) Study for the GTA West Transportation Corridor. Building on the recommendations from Stage 1, the EA Study will identify the route, determine interchange locations and complete the preliminary design for a new transportation corridor within the Route Planning Study Area. The new transportation corridor will include: a 400-series highway, transitway and potential goods movement priority features.

The second round of Community Workshops has been scheduled for this June. The focus of this workshop is to update the community on work completed since Public Information Centre #1 including refinements to route alternatives, interchange locations, and the Focused Analysis Area. The project team will also be seeking input from the community on: issues and trade-offs associated with the route alternatives and potential interchange locations, and the route selection evaluation approach. While much of the material will be similar at each venue, each night will focus on a different geographic section of the GTA West study area as indicated below. We welcome input on any part of the study area each night, so it is only necessary to attend one of the workshops.

June 25, 2015
6:30 – 9:00 PM
Peel Junior Farmers Hall
Brampton Fairgrounds
12942 Heart Lake Road Caledon, ON
Focus on the Central Section of the GTA West Study Area

June 22, 2015
6:30 – 9:00 PM
Alcott Arena Floor
Mold Masters SportsPlex
221 Guelph Street Georgetown, ON
Focus on the West Section of the GTA West Study Area

June 18, 2015
6:30 – 9:00 PM
Venetian Salon
Château Le Jardin
8440 Highway 27 Woodbridge, ON
Focus on the East Section of the GTA West Study Area

If you are interested in attending one of the workshops listed above, please contact the project team through one of the options below by June 5, 2015 to indicate your preference:

  • Telephone: 905-882-4401 ext. 1765 (Melissa Raffoul); OR
  • Toll-Free Telephone Line: 1-877-522-6916.Please note that confirmation of attendance is necessary to ensure adequate accommodations at the venue. It will not be possible to accommodate those who do not RSVP in advance.
    Comments and input regarding the study are encouraged and are collected to assist the GTA West Project Team. This material will be maintained on file for use during the project and may be included in project documentation to meet the requirements of the Ontario EA Act. Information collected will be used in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Access to Information Act. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record.

    We thank you for your interest in this study, and look forward to your participation.

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Patti Foley

Having spent 25 years in Bolton, Patti remains an advocate for Caledon. As a former Regional Councillor and a long-time community volunteer she is passionate about communicating information about its issues, news, events, people, non-profits and businesses.

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  • Do we have any organized opposition to the very existence of plans for this abomination to be imposed onto a our bucolic rural countryside here in Caledon? Any active opposition from our councillors or MPP?